I’m really looking forward to my first MMS experience next week in Las Vegas. Veeam is a gold sponsor at MMS this year and with good reason, we have some exciting announcements to make. If you listen to my Chinwag with Mike Laverick, you’ll get an idea of what those announcements are (around 28 minutes in). I’m not going to write about those announcements yet, I’ll do a post after MMS and share my thoughts on what I learned as well as the reaction we get regarding our Microsoft System Center strategy moving forward.
Of course people want to know what kind of swag they can expect from Veeam when they visit our booth #111. We will have our popular “blinky luggage tags” as well as some fine branded USB drives (loaded with Veeam goodness), but what about the “big giveaway”? I’m happy to announce that we’ll also be giving away copies of the latest and greatest book on Microsoft System Center Operations Manager: System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Unleashed by Kerrie Meyler, Cameron Fuller, John Joyner, Andy Dominey. We will have a limited number of copies available and as always it will be first-come-first-served so make sure to make you way to booth #111 quickly. We’re also happy to have the authors of the book on-hand in our booth to do book signings, the schedule is below.
Doug Hazelman is Vice President, Product Strategy, Chief Evangelist. Doug consults with customers, partners and industry analysts on key considerations for implementing virtual server infrastructures. He works with Veeam’s R&D team to enhance and develop new Veeam products to address market needs, and advises customers on best practices for managing virtual environments. Doug shares his expertise via the Veeam blog and other social media outlets. Doug has spoken about virtualization management at VMworld, the Nordic Virtualization Conference, Interop, and other events including regional VMUG meetings. He is a VMware vExpert for 2011 and has also appeared on VMworld.com's "Ask the Experts."
Prior to joining Veeam, Doug was an IT infrastructure consultant with Bennett Adelson. Earlier in his career he was the director of Product Management for Migration Solutions at Quest Software. Doug was with Aelita Software in various technical and product management roles for more than five years before it was acquired by Quest Software in 2004.